Feature request -- ftp .cty file option
I have a new client who will be doing a fair amount of content entry to their site. I will probably have to clean some of it up. So, I was thinking it would be great to have the option of ftp-ing the whole cty file up to the site after doing a publish. Also, it would be nice to be able to push a button (in cd) to ftp the site down to the user, then open it up.
John - different users WON'T keep in sync though, they'll over-write each other's changes.
One risk here is if the .CTY file contains passwords, anyone who can read your web site can hack it. Which is why haven't been too enthusiastic about this feature... it's too easy to create massive security headaches.
There's no security problem if you FTP it to a directory outside the website tree, or one appropriately protected by htaccess, or on a different server with no web access.
Good point. Many people keep very sensitive data on their web server, such as the database connect strings in such areas.
Ya, we were also thinking of automatically deleting your publish locations when we FTP it up to be safe...
I still think chunking up the dB so that you only have to download / upload the bits that have changed would be the best way to do this. Essentially creating a flat file database on the server whose sole purpose is to sync with CityDesk users worldwide.
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